Wellness & Vaccinations

Keeping your pet happy and healthy for as many years as possible is a goal that the team at Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills shares with you. It starts with a solid foundation of wellness care, and we believe that by placing a strong emphasis on this, we have the best chance of helping every animal with whom we work the opportunity at a long, healthy life.

Why is wellness care so important?

Wellness care involves routine visits to the vet regardless of health status. These checkups – typically once or twice a year – include a physical exam, health screenings, and preventative care. When we are able to stay on top of your pet’s ongoing health, we are better able to ward off illness and detect health concerns early, before they can progress and worsen. The result is a happier, healthier companion who will enjoy many years by your side.

What is involved in a wellness visit?

Similar to the annual checkups you have with your own doctor, wellness visits involve a number of things that help us to gather a clear and accurate picture of your pet’s overall health. We’ll examine your pet from nose to tail, looking for any signs of a potential medical concern. We’ll also use the information we gather in your pet’s health profile to measure and monitor any changes that occur over the years.

A typical wellness visit will include all of the following:

  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Individualized vaccination plan
  • Parasite testing and prevention
  • Nutrition and weight check

We may also recommend certain diagnostic tests, which can help us further evaluate your pet’s health. At various intervals during your pet’s lifetime, other topics will come up during wellness visits, such as spay/neuter procedures, microchipping, adult health maintenance, senior care, and more. Our wellness services are designed to support your pet through every life stage, ensuring that he or she will receive the most precise and effective care available with each visit.

Bonding time…

Perhaps one of the most important components of wellness care is the opportunity these regular visits provide for all of us to get to know one another better. We believe that a strong relationship based on respect and trust is what makes delivering exceptional care and service possible. The more we come to know you and understand your pet’s unique needs, the better level of care we will be able to deliver, year after year.

Let’s work together to provide your loved one with a lifetime of health and wellness.

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    • Chris DanleyChris Danley

      Dr Cahoon is a dedicated and skilled Vet who has cared for our Labrador for over 10 years. He is serious about finding solutions to problems and illnesses and has been very direct and honest about issues we have experienced. We love our dog as family though every few years he tries to kill himself in various ways and Dr Cahoon and the Veterinary Healing center has been there for us. For that we are very appreciative.

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    • Vicki KerriVicki Kerri

      Our dog has been a patient for over 12 years and has received up to date care for allergies plus alternative medicine. Would recommend!

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    • Margaret Daly ClaessenMargaret Daly Claessen

      The Veterinary Healing Center in El Dorado Hills is fantastic. My cat Marshmallow and I have been with them for a year. I brought Marshmallow there for a second opinion about his breathing problems because of asthma and upper respiratory issues. He was getting injections about every 6 weeks, and those many trips to the vet were very stressful on him. Dr. McKerney, took Marshmallow off the injections - steroids and convenia – and put him on a tablet of doxycycline. She felt that his main issue is upper respiratory. Marsh has not had any breathing problems for a year, and he is happy to take his pill in a pill pocket! I have such a positive experience when Marshmallow and I visit. Marsh is not the best behaved patient, and Dr. McKerney is wonderful and is always so patient and gentle with him, and the staff is patient and gentle with him, too – I am grateful, and thankful!!

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    • Elise KuikenElise Kuiken

      We have been taking our two dogs here for over 10 years. Dr. Cahoon always makes sure to explain everything and find options for our dog who has had a lot of health problems. Even though we live farther away now we still drive just to see them.

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    • Sheri AndersonSheri Anderson

      I have been taking my elderly Bichon, Stasha, 15 yrs. old, to Vet Healing Center since October 2019. Dr. McKerney has been our vet who has been taking care of my Stasha's acupuncture. She has been very gentle in placing the needles and with the injection following the acupuncture. Stasha actually doesn't mind her placing the needles! Stasha acts like her younger sister who it 8!
      Dr. Cahoon removed a mass by my Stasha's ear today. They also did bloodwork. Dr. Cahoon phoned me when the procedure was finished with an in depth review of what happened and his suggestions for further care. I appreciate his time being sure that I understood everything.
      Everyone at the Vet Healing Center has been pleasant, caring and very helpful from making appointments to the acupuncture and mass removal and follow up. I definitely have recommended them to others!

      Thank you for taking such good care of my little Stasha!! 🥰

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    • Mary Jo TruesdaleMary Jo Truesdale

      They take care of our pets as if they are their own! Everyone is welcoming and their holistic approach is appreciated!

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    • Megan ShanahanMegan Shanahan

      I have been bringing my dogs and cats to Dr. Brad Cahoon for 15 years now. I trust him and his staff to care for and diagnose my pets. They are located conveniently and open 7 days a week. I won't go anywhere else!

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